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Conference Seminars and Workshops are 1-hour, 15-minute programs taught by world renown instructors  on the Friday and Saturday of Fire-Rescue.  These classroom-based programs are held in the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Conference Seminars and Workshops are FREE to all members.  

Starting a Fire Department EMS First Responder Agency

This program will describe from soup to nuts how a fire department can plan for, start, sustain, and make successful a fire department first responder program. Early pitfalls to avoid, tips for start-up, mutual aid agreements with local EMS agencies, and ways to sustain a program and make it successful are just a few of the points that will be covered. The news SC DHEC regulations regarding changes to rapid responder programs will be covered in detail. If you are even THINKING about starting a first responder program, this class is a must attend!

Instructor: Robert Wronski

June 28 – 9:00 am-10:15 am

Location: CMCC

Economy of Force at Extrication Incidents

Economy of Force is one of the nine Principles of War based on early theories and continues to be a key component of modern day warfare. It is the principle of employing all available combat power in the most effective way possible and the judicious employment and distribution of forces towards the primary objective. Through three key components, training, preparation, and emergency operations, we will explore how to apply Economy of Force to successfully mitigate an extrication incident and ultimately have a positive patient outcome. This presentation initially discusses how…(MORE)

Instructor: Les Baker

June 28 -9:00 am-10:15 am

Location: CMCC

Stretching Long, Working Short

This course will discuss the stretching of lines beyond the pre-connect. The course will focus on simplifying the most complex of stretches and present solutions to ensure success, efficiency, and success when utilizing lines that are not pre-connected. This course will present methods for all types of departments that can be designed around the layouts of various hose beds and apparatus. This course is built on simplicity and simplifying the most complex into manageable tasks.

Instructor: Jonah Smith

June 28 – 9:00 am-10:15 am

Location: CMCC

Building a Tradition of Passion

This course is all about bringing passion back to our firehouses and its importance to morale and teamwork. It is designed for firefighters of all ranks and experience levels with a focus on the role of the Company Officer. The course is built around the core values of passion, dedication, and accountability. Building a Tradition of Passion is derived from my personal love for the job as well as…(MORE)

Instructor: Marc Aloan 

June 28 – 9:00 am-10:15 am

Location: CMCC

So You Want to be A Transport Agent?

With the lower frequency of fire responses and shrinking budgets. Fire Chiefs across the nation are looking at ways to integrate new roles and responsibilities into their departments. Frequently the topic of EMS transport comes up at the kitchen table. This course will cover who should start a transport agency, who should think hard about it, and who should avoid it all costs! Tips and tricks on keeping close ties with other local EMS agencies, costs, and recovery, and CMS rules will be discussed in general. The SC Debt Set Off Program will be covered along with levels of service and the eternal question of “How many buses do I need?” will be answered…maybe…

Instructor: Robert Wronski

June 28 – 10:30 am-11:15 am

Location: CMCC

School Bus Accident- Are You Prepared?

This program is designed present techniques and tips that can assist the firefighter in dealing with accidents involving School Buses. We are going to first take a look school bus anatomy. Resources and equipment needed. Mass Causality and Incident Management. Planning and Training using your local school system as a resource.

Instructor: Keith Wilson

June 28 – 10:30 am-11:15 am

Location: CMCC

School Bus Accident- Are You Prepared?

This program is designed present techniques and tips that can assist the firefighter in dealing with accidents involving School Buses. We are going to first take a look school bus anatomy. Resources and equipment needed. Mass Causality and Incident Management. Planning and Training using your local school system as a resource…..(MORE)

Instructor: Keith Wilson

June 28 – 10:30 am-11:15 am

Location: CMCC

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More to Come!

Our team is working on finalizing additional seminars for Fire-Rescue 2018.

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